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Dutch businessman John Fentener van Vlissingen (L) and Axel Ruger (R), the director of the Van Gogh Museum, look at a new drawing of Van Gogh's 'De heuvel van Montmartre met steengroeve' at the Singer Museum in Laren, the Netherlands, Jan. 16, 2018.

A drawing that had for several years been studied by experts was on Tuesday confirmed to have been created by the Dutch post-Impressionist master Vincent van Gogh.

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Pilot Error caused Champecoense Plane Crash

 12/27/2016 - 10:04

Colombian authorities have said that the Champecoense plane crash that killed all but three futbol players last month outside of Medellin, Colombia was caused by pilot error.

The plane operated by the Bolivian charter company LaMia, crashed miles from the airport because the pilot failed to refuel the plane while in route and did not warn anyone of the engine failure caused by lack of fuel until it was too late.

How to Survive the Whipped Cream Shortage on Christmas Holidays

 12/21/2016 - 03:35
The nation is facing a whipped cream shortage this year. Photo: WIKIMEDIA/COMMONS

The Atlantic reports about an explosion at a Florida nylon factory that has left American grocery stores with a sudden Reddi-wip shortage. Though this incident will make it harder to find the popular whipped cream topping this year, it also serves as an important reminder to appreciate the vast network of people and machines that go into making the treat possible to find.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Class

 12/20/2016 - 17:18

 Among this year’s inductees are Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez. Nile Rodgers will receive as well the Award for Musical Excellence.

These artists where chosen between 19 nominees trough a system of votes that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation carries out. The eligible artists must have an album or a single that is at least 25 years old.


La clase del 2017 del Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll

 12/20/2016 - 17:08

Entre los juramentados de este año se encuentran Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra y Joan Baez. Nile Rodgers también recibirá el Premio a la Excelencia Musical.

Estos artistas fueron escogidos entre 19 nominados, a través de un sistema de votos que lleva a cabo la Fundación Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Los artistas elegibles deben contar con un álbum o sencillo con 25 años de longevidad.


Guaco: “The Only Politics We Know Is To Bring People Joy”

 12/20/2016 - 16:35

AL DIA interview the famous Venezuelan band Guaco in Barcelona. Guaco, winner of a Latin Grammy 2016, began to play in the 60's as a band of "gaitas", traditional tropical rhythms played in Christmas in Venezuela. Now Guaco is one of the most famous bands of tropical fusion in their country.


Guaco: “Nuestra única política es dar alegría a la gente”

 12/20/2016 - 15:20

AL DIA conversó en Barcelona con Guaco, la famosa banda venezolana, ganadora de un Grammy Latino 2016. Guaco empezó en los años 60 como un conjunto tradicional de gaitas, un ritmo tropical tradicional de Navidad, hasta convertirse en una de las bandas de fusión tropical más conocidas del país latinoamericano.


[Op-ED]: Alimenten sus memorias navideñas

 12/13/2016 - 03:57
Los barquillos son un postre tradicional de Navidad en España. Algunos lo mojan en la copa de capa. Photo: Wikipedia COMMONS

El lunes pasado hablé por teléfono con mi amiga Milagros, una inmigrante dominicana, nacionalizada estadounidense, que hace un año se mudó a Barcelona por amor.

Estas serán las segundas Navidades que Milagros pasa lejos de su familia, en Miami.  Y aunque en España tiene buenos amigos, reconoce que no será lo mismo. “En Miami comeríamos el lechón asado entero, y aquí, como somos pocos, cocinaremos solo una pata al horno”, me comentó, melancólica.


[Op-ED]: Feeding Your Christmas Memories

 12/13/2016 - 03:51
Barquillos are the traditional Christmas wafles in Spain. Photo: Wikipedia COMMONS

Last Monday I spoke on the phone with my friend Milagros, a Dominican naturalized American, who a year ago moved from Miami to Barcelona for love.

This is the second time Milagros celebrates Christmas in Spain. And although in Spain she has some good friends, a part from his boyfriend, she admits it’s not the same.
"In Miami we would eat a whole lechón asado (a suckling pig) roasted in a wood fire, while in Barcelona, as we are only 8 at the table, we will just cook a pig leg in the oven,"  she said. Her voice sounded melancholic.


The Latino Lens

 12/13/2016 - 03:02

Latinos are sweeping the cinema industry: Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, actress Gina Rodriguez and Chilean director Pablo Larraín are part of the talented list of film and TV stars and creators nominated for the prestigious 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

What is the duty of Latin American cinema to combat racism and anti-immigration feelings in the era of Donald Trump?